Pitcher - Oakland Athletics
Date of Birth: February 10, 1989 (31 years old)
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Honored as top reliever
Hendriks was named the 2020 American League Reliever of the Year, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.Hendriks dominated in the shortnered campaign, maintaining a 1.78 ERA and 0.67 WHIP across 25.1 innings. He also racked up 14 saves, good for second in the league behind Brad Hand. Hendriks has proven to be one of the elite relievers in the league across the past two seasons by racking up saves while also recording elite ratios and strikeouts.
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Records win
Hendriks came into the game in the seventh inning and recorded three scoreless innings of work while allowing only one hit and striking out four in Wednesday's win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.Hendriks earned the win and threw 26 of his 33 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old recorded 14 saves during the regular season all while recording a 1.78 ERA and 0.67 WHIP. His impressive performance could not have come at a better time for an Oakland team on the verge of elimination.
Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Rebounds in Game 3
Hendriks allowed one hit and struck out three without walking a batter in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to convert the save during a Game 3 win over the White Sox.The 31-year-old labored during Game 2 and needed 49 pitches to record five outs while surrendering two runs, yet he still managed to come back a day later to secure the series-clinching win for Oakland. Hendriks clearly remains manager Bob Melvin's most trusted bullpen arm after posting a 1.78 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 37:3 K:BB over 25.1 innings this season.
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